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My Quaker has three egss over the past week. I have had her
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i have had a senegal parrott for the past 20-23 years - has
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Bird Veterinarian
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Hi Dr, I have a female Quaker parrot which i have had for
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Dr. Pat
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My 8 year old female cockateil has suddenly started attacking
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Dr. Lisa
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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lovebirds: fertilization and have removed them from the cage
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello -- I have a pair of quaker parrots -- female is about
Hello -- I have a pair of quaker parrots -- female is about a year and a half - the male was rescued and I'm not sure of his age. The female laid 4 eggs. The first one was laid 25 days ago. She's been… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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We have had our Cockatiels for 2.5 years and recently they
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